One Injured in Car Accident on Woodlawn Blvd in Denison, TX
Denison, TX — June 14, 2022, a 65-year-old woman was seriously injured in a crash with an alleged DWI driver on Woodlawn Boulevard in Denison.
According to reports the incident happened around 3:30 p.m. on Woodlawn near Flowers Street. Preliminary investigation suggests a GMC Acadia was traveling south in the right-hand lane of the roadway when the driver attempted to make a U-turn toward the northbound lanes. The GMC crossed through the left-hand southbound lane and was hit by a Hyundai Stellar.
The Hyundai's passenger suffered serious injuries in the wreck. Both drivers were reportedly unhurt.
Investigators noted that the GMC driver may have consumed alcohol before the crash. Blood samples were collected for testing.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Car Accident on Woodlawn Blvd in Denison
To be clear, I don't write this blog to judge or criticize people suspected of drunk driving. I write about crashes like this to discuss their implications and hopefully make people aware of certain lesser-known avenues to get the help they need after being hurt.
For example, when police say alcohol contributed to a crash it's important to find out where the drinks came from. Why? Because people often get hurt in wrecks like this after someone leaves a bar that illegally over-served them and made them a danger to themselves and others.
Texas dram shop law says that licensed alcohol vendors may be liable for their role in such accidents if they knowingly provided more alcohol to obviously intoxicated customers. This ensures that reckless businesses face consequences for over-service while also letting injured victims get the help they need to resume their lives.
That's why potential dram shop violations are always important to look into after crashes like this. Will authorities properly investigate that possibility, or would the victim's interests be better served by an independent investigation?